Renishaw Hall Gardens – Wed 29th May 2024

Twenty-three Probus members and wives made their way to Renishaw Hall for a superb guided tour of the Hall’s renowned gardens, bookended by early refreshments and a superb sit-down buffet lunch in the Rex Whistler Room. Carrie Anne Burton, manager of the Events Office, organised the day for us, and were guided around the gardens … Read more

The Carding Shed – Fri 1st Dec 2023

A party of ten ‘petrolheads’ from the club, including chairman Dick Birks, enjoyed a trip to the Oil Can Café and classic car museum in the Carding Shed near Holmfirth last Friday (1st December). After a ‘full English’ brunch they were able to browse the big collection of wall-mounted automobilia and admire the display of … Read more

Social Bowls Evening – Thurs 10th Aug 2023

Not so much a visit, unless you regard the bowlers’ clubhouse next door to the main Fulwood Sports Club building as a destination in its own right, but we had a very enjoyable social bowls evening, followed by a pie and pea supper in the main bar, on one of the warmest and sunniest evenings … Read more

Yorkshire Water Ewden Treatment Plant – Wed 10th May 2023

More than three years after lockdown and our last very successful visit to the Sheffield Assay Office, Stumperlowe Probus Club resumed what will hopefully be a regular programme of outside visits when we toured Yorkshire Water’s Ewden fresh water treatment plant on the River Don north of Sheffield. Yorkshire Water is one of the largest … Read more

Sheffield Assay Office – Thurs 5th March 2020

I should imagine that 90 per cent of the population of Sheffield have heard of the Assay Office, and are vaguely aware of its role in hallmarking items of precious metal, but few fully appreciate its significance on the national and world stage. Sheffield Assay Office has been making its mark since 1773 when local … Read more

Amazon Fulfilment Centre visit – Wed 30th Oct 2019

In the days when Doncaster Rovers’ home ground was Belle Vue, the town was proud of the fact that it had the largest playing area of any club in the Football League, at 110 yards long by 72 yards wide. But, in a town where size obviously matters, the old Rovers’ pitch would be dwarfed … Read more